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November 20
Winter Concert

Yakima Campus-Yakima Valley Community College Music Department presents the Winter Concert featuring the YVCC Salsa Band, Concert Choir, and Jazz Combo. This concert will be directed by David Blink, Steven Slusher and Jeff Norwood and will be held on Wednesday, December 10, 2014 at 6:30pm in YVCC's Kendall Hall Auditorium. This event is free and open to the public.​

For more information: 509.574.4839.

November 17
YVCC’s Second Annual Student Business Plan Competition

Yakima, WA – Yakima Valley Community College's Business Administration Program, in partnership with Yakima Valley SCORE, and the Student Business Club have teamed up to provide a unique opportunity for YVCC students! The Second Annual Student Business Competition will be held throughout winter and spring quarters and allows students to compete for a variety of gift certificates including a $500 gift certificate to BestBuy and a $400 gift certificate to Amazon. ​

Information Meetings: Information meetings will be held on the Yakima Campus in the Deccio Higher Education Center Room C158 and on the Grandview Campus in the Main Building Room L118.

  • December 3, 2014 at 1:30pm
  • January 7, 2015 at 1:30pm
  • ​January 14, 2015 at 1:30pm

Eligibility Requirements: Participants must be YVCC students enrolled for both competition quarters. In order to be eligible for prizes, participants must complete all business plan competition phases, attend all workshops, and enroll with and engage with a SCORE counselor. All business/innovation ideas must be original and, aside from the use of the SBA business plan template, must be fully completed by the participant (no other outside help, other than SCORE counselor guidance is accepted). Participants must complete all phases of the competition by the deadline dates listed. Participants do not have to actually start the business.​

Registration Deadline: January 16, 2015.

About SCORE: SCORE is a nonprofit association dedicated to educating entrepreneurs and helping small businesses start, grow, and succeed nationwide. SCORE is a resource partner with the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), and has been mentoring small business owners for more than forty years. Yakima Valley SCORE is made up of a diverse group of professionals and entrepreneurs who volunteer their time and expertise to help you start and grow your business. They provide free, personalized counseling to help you start and operate a successful small business. They also provide workshops for a modest fee for new businesses and aspiring entrepreneurs. The one-on-one counseling helps businesses to identify management problems, determine causes, and propose solutions to these problems. Counselors can also assist by evaluating business plans, marketing, and finances. Information provided by:

For additional information visit or contact 574. 6800 x 3226 or

November 17
YVCC hosts Flagger Training

Yakima Campus- Yakima Valley Community College hosts Flagger Certification Training on December 19, 2014. YVCC's Flagger Training provides certification for work zone traffic control flaggers. Participants will receive a flagger handbook, classroom instruction, and group planning activities and have the opportunity to take the Washington State certification exam. The training will be held from 8:00am-4:00pm in YVCC's Yakima Valley Skills Center Building, Room W106, on the Yakima Campus. The cost is $45. Deadline to register is December 17th.

How to Register

      Step 1:  Visit YVCC's Registration Office and complete the Registration Form

      Step 2:  Pay the training fee at YVCC's Cashiering Office

      Step 3:  Bring a copy of your receipt to the training ​

One-day classes are offered at a variety of times throughout the academic year on YVCC's Yakima Campus. For more information contact 509.574.4911 or

November 13
Yakima Valley Community College Offers New High School 21+ Program

Yakima Campus - Yakima Valley Community College is excited to offer a new opportunity for individuals over 21 years of age who want to earn their high school diploma. Beginning January 2015 YVCC will launch a new program called High School 21+.

High School 21+ allows individuals to apply previously earned high school credit toward their diploma, then finish the rest of the credits required by taking classes at YVCC. As students show competency in specific subject areas, YVCC will grant high school credit. Students are not required to pass the state assessment or complete a senior project. Students may also be able to earn high school credit based on prior knowledge through training and/or work experience. They are required to earn a total of 19 high school credits in the areas of English, math, science, social studies, art, occupational education, health, physical fitness, and chosen electives. Classes completed at YVCC lead directly into credit bearing college courses if students wish to continue and earn their associates degree.

In addition to High School 21+, YVCC offers programming that enables adults to acquire the basic skills necessary to be successful in today's society. These programs prepare individuals for secondary education and employment. The programs allow individuals to improve their English language skills, as well as basic reading, writing, math, and computer technology skills. Programs include: Adult Basic Education, English as a Second Language, GED Preparation, College Alternative Program, High School 21+, I-BEST Nursing Assistant, and I-BEST Business Technology Office Skills. For more information visit:

YVCC offers these programs on the YVCC's campuses in Yakima and Grandview as well as locations in Ellensburg, Sunnyside, and Toppenish. Below is a list of campuses and learning center locations. Call for site specific course offerings and schedules. Assistance is available in both English and Spanish.​

  • Yakima Campus: S. 16th Avenue and Nob Hill Blvd., Yakima, WA 98902                        Call: 509.574.6850
  • Grandview Campus: 500 West Main Street, Grandview, WA 98930                                 Call: 509.882.7000
  • Ellensburg Learning Center: 401 E Mountainview, Ellensburg, WA 98926                       Call: 509.925.4011
  • Sunnyside Learning Center: 2590 Yakima Valley Hwy, Sunnyside, WA 98944                 Call: 509.837.9623
  • Toppenish Learning Center: 516 W First Avenue, Toppenish, WA 98948                         Call: 509.865.4550

In addition, YVCC's has a new adult basic education class in Wapato located at the PACE Alternative High School. The class is open to individuals between the ages of 16 and 20. For additional information please contact 509.574.6850.

November 10
YVCC’s has openings in the Nursing Assistant Certificate Program

Yakima Campus – YVCC is currently enrolling students for the Nursing Assistant Certificate (NAC). Classes begin in winter 2014 at the Yakima Campus. YVCC's NAC is a two-quarter program that will prepare students for a career as a nursing assistant. Deadline to register is December 11, 2014.

Course: Winter Quarter 2015 through Spring Quarter 2015

Who: Individuals interested in a career as a Nursing Assistant. After completion of the training students will be eligible to test for the Nursing Assistant Certificate. 

Eligibility: All interested students will be CASAS tested at YVCC. We are looking for students who test at CASAS Levels: Reading-4, Writing-4 and Math-3. All interested students will have to pass two background checks.

Funding: Grant funding is available for eligible students.  ​

How to Register: Those interested in attending this course should schedule a meeting with YVCC WorkFirst Coordinator Patricia Hernandez at 509.574.4733 / by December 11, 2014. For more information:

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S.16th Ave & Nob Hill Blvd.
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Grandview, WA 98930-1284

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